Chief Risk Officer
Mitchell Lee has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry with a background in including his current role as a Chief Risk Officer at a startup, Synctera, that connects community banks with fintechs and as a Director of Fintech and Country Analysis at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco where he led research and regulatory teams focused on emerging financial technologies in Asia and the US. Mitchell also helped design options for the Federal Reserve's $17 billion Main Street Lending Program, supporting medium-sized businesses with bridge loans during the pandemic. He was awarded the William Taylor Award by Federal Reserve Chair Jay Powell, recognizing his work at the Fed. He holds an MBA from The Wharton School and a CPA (inactive) in California.
Mitchell grew up in Florida, a son of first generation Chinese immigrants and restaurant owners. He has been interested in Chinese history and culture ever since spending summers with his grandparents, learning Chinese language, poetry, and calligraphy even though he is a master of none. He lives with his wife and daughter in Oakland. He enjoys reading non-fiction history, traveling abroad, playing chess, covering crypto, cheering on his college sports teams, and watching his daughter grow up.